Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hope of Spring Tablescape


All year long I have been complaining  commenting on the fact that we haven't received any snow; I have missed the snow and then......here's what we got over the weekend.  Finally snow --- when I am thinking about Spring!


Talley, our youngest, sledding down our little hill.


I have four of these lovely plates and matching teacups, saucers, and a teapot.   


I love the color yellow on a table, how about you?


My world through a "bubble glass" view.


The whole table view.


There aren't too many  things that beckon to you more than a tall cake on a cake pedestal.  It calls saying to you, "You really want to cut into me and take a piece."


It called and I listened -- a cut piece of cake.  This is a adaptation of a cake that my Aunt Mary, mother of 10, used to make on her children's birthday.  She made her layers in pink, white, and green.  I always loved going to her home to celebrate birthdays.  Today, mine is just white.



Table Information;

Placemats, silverware:  Wal-Mart
White Square Plates, Bubble Glasses:  Tai Pan Trading
Green Plates (no, you didn't see Fall leaves embossed on them!) -- Smith's Grocery Stores
Yellow Floral Salad Plates -- Robert's Arts and Crafts
Napkins:  K-Mart
Napkin Rings -- Style Sisters

28 comments:

Pondside said...

What a pretty post for a snowy day. You've made me wish to make a cake - I think mine will be lemon.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

LOVE those dishes! and topped off with one of your fabulous cakes...AHHH!!! to Die For! Snow this close to spring is FUN!!! Enjoy it! Looks like Talley is LOVIN IT!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love yellow everywhere Joni, it's such a happy color! Cute plates and I sure hope that Aunt Mary's cake recipe will make it to Foodie Friday:@)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Joni, This pretty table has a bistro feel. Oh, how I wish I was sitting outside in a bistro on a warm spring day!!!! Very, very pretty! Don't you just love bubble glasses? I use mine all the time.
And yellow decor IS my very favorite. I have a love affair with butter yellow!
That cake looks scrumptious! Where, Oh where is the recipe?
YUMMY!
Yvonne

Entertaining Women said...

Wow! You can at least keep thinking...about Spring. Love, the yellow and the textures of your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Cleansing snow and Spring just go together Joni! I'm adoring your sweet forget me not plates and would enjoy just one delicious bite of that luscious tall cake. I always appreciate your pretty thought-out scapes.

Marlis said...

I do so love yellow on the table too. so cheery and welcoming. Your plates are darling, and they do remind me of spring.. wistfully have me wishing for it to arrive. The cake looks amazing, wow. Great table.

Girl with the Curlz said...

Love the table. Such cute plates. As for the snow, we are tired of it up here in Chicago. Bring on spring.

Pat said...

Beautiful Springlike table, Joni!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Pretty table and really cute dishes! Your cake looks yummy too!

Marigene said...

Oh yes, those plates do sing of spring...lovely table. I have always like a 3-layer cake...looks delicious.

Meredith said...

I love the layering in your place settings...very pretty! and that cake looks heavenly!

Dining Delight said...

Just lovely! I like the colour combo you've used and the yellow does make one think Spring even when there's snow outside! Love the candlesticks and that topiary makes a wonderful centerpiece! Yummy looking cake!

DD

The White Farmhouse said...

Pretty table and that cake looks scrumptious! Love the bubble glasses.

Karen said...

YUM!!!....and the table is pretty too :-)

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, I'd love to sit down for a piece of cake.
Mimi

Debbie said...

I'm standing right there with you about the color yellow on the table. It always looks wonderful to me, and this table is no exception. I love your forget-me-not rimmed plates to go along with the springtime feeling.

Your table made me smile.

I also wanted to tell you that I continue to remember your family and hope you all, espcially your sister, are full of the joy of that hope.

Barbara said...

Oh, those plates are just delightful! I love the whole feel of this table. I love forget-me-nots. I think it is the name as much as anything. If you care to share that recipe, I would love to have it. I have never made such a pretty cake! It is so inviting.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

How pretty...I like the idea of the topiary on the table, I may use that one of these days! I love the soft colors and that cake looks delicious!

Tess said...

Joni...
Very pretty table. The yellow napkins just pop! Your cake is amazing...looks delicious!

Cricket said...

Ohhh Joni...it is beautiful!!!

Sue said...

I love the plates! So pretty and springy!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The plates are so pretty! Your cake looks terrific, you made me want to bake something, so I did, a Lemon-meringue Pie, so now that I did and it came out pretty good, I'm commenting on your table. I had my mom for lunch as it's our 36th. Anniversary and my hubby gave a Czech Rep. THUM set of dishes for 8 in the Onion pattern, blue and white...sooo very thrilled, I will make a post for Monday.
Thank you for sharing, I'm also your newest follower, hope you visit me too, you're very welcome to do so.
FABBY

Sarah said...

Joni, your table is a breath of spring. Just read the above post on the cake. Yum! ~ Sarah

CAS said...

Your tablescape is so pretty. I can't even imagine how cold it is there, so I know you must have really enjoyed pretending "Spring" with all your lovelies. I've already bookmarked that wonderful cake for quick reference!
CAS

Kathleen said...

I love your table. Yellow is so cheerful. It was my mom's fave color. She even bought a pale yellow car! lol
The cake looks delicious too.

Jacqueline said...

Looks so pretty! I thought of doing a green table this week too. I am ready for spring. These nice warm days just trick you and then along comes the snow again!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Joni, if I could ship some of my snow to you I would gladly do so! I am looking at about 2 feet still on the deck. Your cake stand and candleholders are beautiful and the cake looks delicious! Enjoy! Linda

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